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This one-day course is designed to help you get to grips with the field characters of the more common grasses. The course will be run at the centre which has a good range of habitats in its extensive grounds. We will intially look at the structure of grasses but most of the day will be spent looking at grasses in the field. We hope that you will feel confident with the identification of at least twenty species by the end of the course. Some prior knowledge of grasses would be an advantage.

Tutor: Fiona Gomersall

Fiona Gomersall is a trained biology teacher and skilled field botanist. She is Conservation Officer at Shropshire Wildlife Trust and is an active member of the Shropshire Botanical Society. Fiona’s monitoring and botanical survey work takes her all over the county to the 40 nature reserves and several hundred local wildlife sites.

What's Included

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Good footwear and waterproofs
  • A x 20 hand lens
  • Packed lunch and drinks

Recommended Reading

If you have access to ‘Grasses’, CE Hubbard or the BSBI handbook, ‘Grasses of the British Isles’ and/or ‘Field Flora of the British Isles’, Clive Stace then bring them along but grass keys and handouts will be available.

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